Using selections with adjustment layers


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Using selections with adjustment layers

When you're working with an adjustment layer, a selection can come in really handy. It can both limit the area to which the adjustment applies and it can affect the pixels that you are taking into account by the adjustment. To show you what I mean, I have an image here that has this photograph and this frame all on one layer. I would like to lighten the photograph, without affecting the frame. So I'm going to start out by going to the Toolbox and making a selection around the photograph. I'll get my Rectangular Marquee tool, I'll come into the image and I'll click and drag a selection around the photograph in the image. With that selection active, I'm now going to add an adjustment layer. I'll use one of the Curves preset adjustments by going to the Curves Presets in the Adjustments panel, clicking the arrow there and moving down and selecting the Lighter Curves Preset.

Now take a look in the Layers panel and you'll see that there is a new Curves adjustme...

Using selections with adjustment layers
Video duration: 4m 19s 3h 46m Intermediate

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Using selections with adjustment layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jan Kabili as part of the Photoshop CS4: Image Adjustments in Depth

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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